If state houses now are too big, too small or in the wrong place, how will they be more desirable under new ownership?
OPINION: He doesn't win 'em all, but Arthur Taylor has notched up some headline-grabbing victories.
OPINION: After nearly 40 summers, Mt Maunganui still holds Denise Irvine's heart.
OPINION: It's not surprising a convention centre in Auckland will cost up to one-third more than the original estimate.
OPINION: Farmers are a terrible lot. They keep Doing Things, and Doing Things is a risky business.
OPINION: Ah, Hamilton in summer. No matter what it is, you're never short of something to do.
OPINION: I believe most of us actually want to see good things happen in our city.
OPINION: The Sensible Sentencing Trust is pressing for "home invasion" to be established as a specific offence with a mandatory 10-year minimum jail term.
OPINION: Economic forecast heralds good and bad news.
It is tempting to welcome falling prices as a good thing, but it leads to unemployment and stagnation.
OPINION: It was a dark and stormy night in the Hamilton City Council chambers.
OPINION: The FMA's strategic risk outlook lists seven priorities that directs the authority's work in licensing, supervision, compliance and enforcement.
Concerns about the affordability of houses have been rekindled by a new report.
OPINION: Much improvement is called for when one in nine working-age Kiwis lacks the means to independently support his or herself.
OPINION: Politicians profess to be champions of open government - in principle, anyway.
Cricket experience invokes numerous life lessons
OPINION: My first experience at cricket was a bit like the game itself - complicated, frustrating and, at the outset, a bit hard to understand.
OPINION: The HPA should be apologising for confusing the public after ill-conceived anti-drinking campaign.
OPINION: Changes to the Sentencing Act took effect in December. It's had absurd consequences.
OPINION: Police Minister Michael Woodhouse basked in the publicity when the "zero tolerance" campaign was launched.
OPINION: For some reason, farming is perceived as a "rich" sport, ripe for the picking.